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Colorado Citizens Finding Happiness Through Giving

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Shapter

Americans spend great amounts of our time, money and energy chasing happiness. The biggest problem is, for many people, we're not even sure what it is.

Gift Economy

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

What's the gift economy? In simple terms it's about giving stuff away for free without expecting anything back. Hold on, isn't everything supposed to be monetized?

Arthur Delaney

Yes He Can: 'One Can A Week' Program Inspires Imitators | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Peter Norback took Barack Obama's campaign talk of hope and change to heart. He said it inspired him to launch a campaign to get his neighbors in Tucs...

The Scariest Thing I Ever Said Yes To

Jennifer Howell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Howell

I can admit that I am not always as good at the receiving as I am at the giving. Does anyone else have the same problem?

7 Reasons Why Sex Is Better After 60

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

But I think it's more than just the pills and the lubricants that make sex in our second half such a wonderful activity. Our Elders have finally figured it out--and they're having the best sex of their lives.

Haiti: Children, Children Everywhere and Not a Place to Teach

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

The UN has estimated that 4,000 temporary classrooms will be needed in Haiti -- however this is not an earthquake, this is an earthquake with hurricane season coming in four months. Yet less than 3% of humanitarian assistance goes to fund education programs.

Philanthropy and the Economic Crisis

Georgia Levenson Keohane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Georgia Levenson Keohane

This week and next I am a guest blogger at The Center for Effective Philanthropy. My posts address philanthropy and the economic crisis, and include ...

Haiti, Giving, and Emotional Awareness

Gary Zukav | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary Zukav

The Haitian people have an urgent need for many of the things that we have, beginning with water, food, shelter, and medicine. They do not need pity,...

Facing Global Threats: Here's Some Good News

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Some global threats can keep us awake in the middle of the night. The Skoll Global Threats Fund was created last year to address urgent threats like water shortages and pandemics.

Changing the Script with Jon Stewart

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Bank bonuses are merely a symptom of a deeper erosion of societal values and the new maxims that have overtaken us: Greed is Good and It's All About Me. Those values wreak havoc on economies, cultures, families, and our very souls.

Haiti: What Can I Do to Help?

Nancy Mahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nancy Mahon

Sadly, until we are able to close the vast wealth gap that exists across the globe, natural disasters will continue to have a profoundly disproportionate impact on the people who have the least resources.

Top 10 New Radical Gifts

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

My favourite New Radical gift ideas might just come in handy. Hopefully you'll find something for the hearts, minds, and souls of the ones you love.

N.Y. Comedian Gives Up Christmas, Gives All To The Needy

NY Times | Hilary Stout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The answer: Skip it. The whole holiday. No tree. No stockings, carols or any of the "whole nine yards" of trappings and traditions that Mr. Nainan sai...

A Cup of Coffee to Build Sustainable Communities

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Through Architecture For Humanity's "Do A Latte Good" campaign, you can bid on coffee with one of our great supporters, and in return they'll contribute to help reconstruction efforts post-Typhoon Ketsana.

Georgia Salon Gives 'Gift of Glamour' To The Deserving

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Carey Carter of the Carter Barnes salon in Atlanta, Georgia, got a call from a longtime client who could no longer afford to get her hair done be...

Tea Leoni: How UNICEF Became A Halloween Treat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

I grew up under the impression that I was the best trick-or-treater in the whole wide world, because my grandmother invented it!...

Santa Interventions: Helping Parents Save The Magic

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Christmas is upon us, and for many Santa's bag full of surprises includes an assortment of personal dilemmas all having to do with ... Santa.

Miller Lite Donates $200K To Veterans, Going for $500K

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Miller Lite is promoting Veteran's Day in a significant way this year, with a goal to raise $500,000 for Operation Homefront, a nonprofit that support...

Holiday Giving: Intimate Evenings with Acclaimed Authors and Rare Collector's Books

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marissa Bronfman

Giving is a given during December but why not give a little something extra special this holiday season that will delight the book lovers in your life and promote literacy abroad?

Helping Others May Be Human Nature, Study Suggests

The New York Times | NICHOLAS WADE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When infants 18 months old see an unrelated adult whose hands are full and who needs assistance opening a door or picking up a dropped clothespin, the...

The Six W's Of Charitable Giving This Season

Lorraine Roe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Roe

Ok, ok, I'm thankful, your thankful. But that doesn't have to translate into mindless giving. Let's go over some helpful ground rules for making donations that I developed after working as a reporter.

The Practice of Generosity

Marc Lesser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Lesser

Practicing generosity in our daily lives, in our work, and in our relationships is not easy or simple. Giving that is self-centered or self-serving is merely another form of fear.

Adultery And Christmas Gift Dilemmas

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Iris Erlingsdottir

I've been happily married for 15 years to my husband with whom I have two daughters. The problem is that although I love my husband, he is a rather "boring" guy, whereas I'm the type who needs more excitement.

Australian Man Opens Free Christmas Store

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Dennis Stevenson had a ton of stuff he didn't need. So, for last Christmas, he opened the doors to his home and allowed those who couldn't afford gift...

Why the Loss Leader Approach to Volunteerism is not the Answer

Evan Hochberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Evan Hochberg

If volunteerism is to be a powerful driver of social impact and business value, government, nonprofit and business leaders must focus not just on more volunteers, but on more productive volunteering.